Sharing the PEV Perspective

This talk is designed for a prospective PEV who is interested in having as much information as possible on what the job really entails. The presentation will cover the details of an ABET visit from the perspective of a PEV, from the initial assignment to the campus visit and return home. Topics include communication with… Read more »

How to Prepare for Your ABET Site Visit

Preparing for your ABET site visit can be challenging. This presentation offers insight into the visit process which is one of the most important events in the accreditation cycle. The presentation focuses on what an institution can do to prepare for the visit in order to make the process as smooth as possible. Both virtual… Read more »

ETAC: Common Challenges and Findings

This presentation is designed for representatives from ETAC accredited programs or those interested in seeking ETAC accreditation. In either case, the session will help programs proactively prepare for future accreditation reviews. Two senior members of the ETAC leadership group provide general information related to common challenges and the high frequency of findings. Examples of common… Read more »

ABET Recognition of Certificates – Piloting and Beyond

Changes in education are rapidly evolving to meet learner and employer needs. Combinations of traditional degrees, certificates, and other professional development credentials are being sought by today’s learners. Employers welcome this trend to maintain a workforce with up-to-date skills. However, employers are challenged to be confident about what learning outcomes have been achieved in the… Read more »

Criterion 4: Continuous Improvement Best Practices

This session is designed as a highly interactive, yet informal and relaxed, conversation between ABET Experts and those Symposium attendees wanting to learn more about the assessment, evaluation, and continuous improvement processes associated with Criterion 4. Case studies involving common Criterion 4 misconceptions will be discussed, and previously developed materials on this topic will be… Read more »

Professional Practice in Computing: Academia, Employers and Lessons from the DEAP

ABET accreditation criteria are developed to assure the public that graduates from ABET-accredited programs have the competence to enter professional practice. In the rapidly-evolving disciplines of computing, the perception persists that graduates are not ready for employment and companies are not realistic in their expectations of these graduates. For the past two years, the NSF-funded… Read more »